Tonight begins the celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut – the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Similar to the 4th of July Independence Day in the US, but different in that Israel observes Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron – Remembrance Day) the day before Independence Day to remind us of the fact that it was through the bravery, dedication and sacrifices of many that we are able to enjoy independence.
For my family, it’s also a celebration of our liberation from exile. I’m sharing this video for those who haven’t been blessed with the ability to come home. Intended to be “a feel-good movie to brighten your day” ISRAEL21c produced Israel Shining Bright for 65 years to share with you the people and places that make Israel so special.
If you would like to see a demographic shift in next year’s photo essay, visit Nefesh B’Nefesh for Aliyah assistance so you can stop watching videos and start LIVING in Israel! And encourage your family and friends to join you in the only Jewish homeland on the planet.